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The Key Question of Your Prayers

An essential aspect of our prayers is the motivation with which we pray. More important than the words of our prayer is the heart that prays them. The efficacy of our prayers depends on the desire of our hearts. As … Continue reading

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Why So Serious?

Every now and then I’m told that I am not like most youth pastors. I don’t take pride in this (often times, I don’t think its a good thing), but I am simply reporting a common observation. There are various … Continue reading

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When God’s Word Won’t Help You

The Apostle James once wrote: “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 Matthew Henry comments: Hearing is in order to doing; the most attentive and the most frequent hearing of the word of … Continue reading

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We Drive Ourselves to Hell

Once, James wrote: Remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag … Continue reading

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When It’s Good to Be Booed (Or Bad to Be Applauded)

Once, Jesus preached this: Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets. Luke 6:26 Matthew Henry helps apply. It is a sign that you were not faithful to your … Continue reading

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God Above, Against, and With Us

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23 In commenting on this verse, Matthew Henry offers this little treasure: Behold, in this, the deepest mystery, and the … Continue reading

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Robbery Turned to Worship

There is much to reflect upon in this short little story. When Matthew Henry was returning home from his catechism exercise on Tuesday, March 3, 1713, robbers caught him about half a mile from Hackney. They took ten or eleven … Continue reading

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